Sometimes editorialists may cover broad topics in gaming, such as food, but here at Lusipurr editorialists go the extra mile and examine specific foods within gaming. So, this editorial will zero in on three video games that properly display one of the most amazing root vegetables of all time, the humble potato. Now, the average reader that passes by this editorial may believe this to be the work of an idiot, it is. However, it is the work of an idiot that knows a hell of a lot about potatoes, which is why all those who see should read, so it is written, so it may be.
First up, Cook, Serve, Delicious! released in 2013 and available on PC/Mac/Linux successfully displays the potato as an elegant and savory entree. In the game, players can choose a menu with a limited amount of foods they can prepare and serve in the restaurant for any given day, so why not choose something as delicious as a baked potato? Well, it turns out baked potatoes are not as easy as they seem to be. Cook, Serve, Delicious! does not coddle the player in any way, rather it decides the challenger to player to seem if they really want to prepare certain dishes. The new-coming rookie can not merely mosey into the game and prepare a meaty deluxe potato on their first try, while simultaneously managing several others at the same, it is simply unheard of. However, with hours if not years of practice, one day the most aspiring sous chef could prepare a fully loaded potato with ease in the midst of a stressful kitchen environment.
Next up, Buddha sought enlightenment, Columbus sought new land to find beautiful dark-skinned women, and Potatoman Seeks the Troof. An admittedly overpriced indie platformer on Steam, the game stars the titular character of Potatoman as he seeks something known as the Troof. What the Troof actually is does not matter whatsoever, as this editorial is focused on potatoes in video games, not some silly made-up word that could be zen itself. No, instead gamers must look at Potatoman Seeks the Troof and recognize the fact that potatoes are not merely vegetables for our amusement. Some potatoes can sprout limbs, jump around and talk to others in order to find what they hold must dearly. Some games are not just games, but instead statements on the nature of man himself, or in this case, potatoes. Potatoman is able to do all of these things on his quest to seek the mysterious Troof, jumping over cars and falling boulders, Potatoman knows almost no boundaries, a truly respectable potato hero.
In conclusion, Portal 2 offered what was easily the best potato representation in gaming thus far back in 2011 with the inclusion of GLaDOS as a potato battery. No longer is the potato the butt of jokes when it comes to video games as gamers now understand what they are truly capable of. No, the potato is shown as being strong enough to power the vast strength and power of GLaDos without so much as a scratch. While birds did attack the potato unjustly similar to how birds pecked away at the great Prometheus for showing fire to humans, the potato withholding such sophisticated artificial intelligence remained still under pressure. Until Portal 3 potentially releases, Portal 2 might just be the peak for potato representation in gaming for all time, congratulations are in order.
That is it for this editorial, just a simple little piece about some taters. If you like or dislike potatoes make sure to leave a comment below and let us know what you think. Or, if you have suggestions for future editorials (thankfully some have already been submitted to prevent my idiocy), leave those in the comments instead!